There are so many messages of fear when it comes to climate change. But there are also stories of hope. And one of those stories has to do with a young graduate student, David Didier. He lives and breathes the St. Lawrence. David is a member of the Université du Québec à Rimouski (UQAR) ice canoeing team (and they’re champions by the way).
Joan and I met David to talk about his research, which focuses on coastal flood risks. David knew from the outset that he wanted to do a master’s in this field. When the high tide storm surge happened on December 6, 2010, it presented him with a challenging project and his fieldwork began.
In our documentary, we’ll explain how David Didier’s work is part of a new approach to integrated coastal management. David is hopeful and philosophical about the storm of 2010, “In my opinion it was a wakeup call but not one of fear…I think it was a call to reunite people with their shore…. they want to understand more.”
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